We built The Todd Armstrong House to provide an affordable home for our Minister Of Permaculture in this expensive neighborhood. We built it from scratch using the skill and labor from within the congregation, in financial partnership with the NW Washington Synod of the ELCA.
We named it after our beloved brother in Christ, Todd Armstrong (pictured here), who designed it, worked on it, directed its construction, and was an avid advocate of permaculture and tiny house villages for the unhoused. On the final day of construction he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and died within months. May the Todd Armstrong House glorify God.
The orange bucket is for absorbent material, which is added to the white bucket in a one to one proportion to the bodily despot made. We use wood pellets to absorb the liquid and leaf litter to eliminate any odor. When the white bucket is emptied outside to compost for 2 years.
The shower (and all the gray water) drains into a porous wood chip pit for filtering. The filtered water seeps into he garden and the wood chips self compost.